PhD Student Education Opportunities

Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program

Experience first class research training in your primary discipline, with the additional breadth of real-world experiences and multidisciplinary research opportunities.

The University of Melbourne is launching a new interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD program in 2018. The program will bring together doctoral candidates from across the University of Melbourne.

The Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program (MNPP) delivers an internationally competitive, integrated and interdisciplinary student experience beyond the core thesis project. With close mentoring and a breadth of initiatives, this experience will provide candidates with the opportunity to become accomplished graduate researchers who are not only prepared scholastically, but are equipped to effectively engage with industry, and have cultivated communication and personal skills that will optimise their graduate career outcomes.

In order to bring students a truly interdisciplinary student experience beyond the core thesis, we have assembled a diverse array of educational programs from across several Faculties and many departments of the University of Melbourne to ensure students have access to the very best that postgraduate neuroscience education has to offer.

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Advanced Neuroscience Workshops

A series of advanced, hands-on workshops for PhD students will be available during 2018. These workshops will offer students the opportunity to develop skills in key areas that they, with the support of their supervisor, identify to be directly related to their research project. Each program has been designed by the Workshop Leader to provide a comprehensive, small group experience.


The 2018 application process will open in early-2018.


Interested in heading to Canada on exchange?

A trainee exchange scheme with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute has been developed for graduate research students and postdoctoral fellows in neuroscience and mental health to spend up to eight weeks undertaking research with this partner institution.

The program will provide up to $9,000 CDN equivalent funding towards travel, accommodation and subsistence for each exchange recipient. As well, the University of Melbourne (MNI) or the Florey will contribute up to $5,000 AUD towards the Direct Research Costs incurred by the host laboratory for each exchange (contingent on provision of a budget and followed up by invoices).


Please find below the guidelines and application form for the scheme.


Monday 31 October 2017


Enquiries can be directed to Vikki Marshall ( and CCd to Jason Ng ( at the Hotchkiss.